Hyundai Hope Unit Naming Celebration
On Tuesday, August 25, Hyundai Motor America will be recognized by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital as the single largest donor to its children’s oncology program with the naming of the 2nd floor of a patient wing currently under construction. The floor will be named the Hyundai Hope Unit.
“With their most recent gift of $50,000, the Suncoast Hyundai Dealers and Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels program, have contributed nearly $1 million to the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, improving the lives of children and their families in the Tampa Bay area,” said Kimberly Guy, President of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “We are proud to be associated with a partner so committed to ending childhood cancer.”
Through their Hope on Wheels program, Hyundai has been helping children fight this disease through funding life-saving research and innovative treatments since 1998.
The Hyundai Hope Unit, is a child-friendly inpatient unit offering large, colorful rooms where specially trained pediatric oncology nurses provide around-the-clock care to our young cancer patients. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital offers a vast array of treatment options for children and young adults with cancer and blood disorders designed to give accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for each health condition. Patients also benefit from our breadth of pediatric subspecialty resources – intensivists, neurologists, orthopedists, diagnostic imaging specialists, pathologists, and child life specialists – that allow St. Joseph’s to provide truly holistic, comprehensive cancer care.
Comprised of 22 private inpatient rooms, the Hyundai Hope Unit is part of a $50 million, multi-year building plan to prepare St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to care for kids, from newborns to teenagers, today, and for generations to come. The new children’s wing is a 3-story renovation of a building adjacent to the Children’s Hospital. The Unit opens to patients on August 25, and the new wing is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
| What: ||Hyundai Hope Unit Naming Celebration with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation |
| Who: ||Hope On Wheels, Tampa-area Hyundai dealers, and doctors from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to join the ceremony. |
| Why: ||Dr. Mark Mogul, medical director of pediatric hematology/oncology at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, will be presented with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award to fund an Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program to improve cancer support and survivorship in this unique patient population. |
| When: ||Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. |
| Where: ||St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital |
Hyundai Hope Unit
3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
(Corner of Habana Ave. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
(Guests may park in adjacent Children’s Hospital garage, signage will direct to the unit entrance)